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Nacogdoches
200 E. Main St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
info@visitnacogdoches.org
888-564-7351
www.visitnacogdoches.org/
Nacogdoches

Events in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches’ long history and stunning natural beauty have attracted travelers for years, but that’s not all The Oldest Town in Texas has to offer. Throughout the year, Nacogdoches hosts events and festivals that reflect the cultures and traditions of this East Texas town.

A film festival, championship rodeo, and the famous Texas Blueberry Festival are among the long list of annual events in Nacogdoches worth traveling for.

See what’s going on in town and plan your road trip to this Piney Woods getaway.


January

Old-Fashioned Sweet Tooth Sugarcane Festival
See an East Texas tradition in action at this popular annual event in Nacogdoches. Check out the process of pressing sugar cane into syrup and eat fresh pancakes served by the Nacogdoches Kiwanis Club at the Durst Taylor Historic House and Gardens.
304 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend
Fans of great page turning novels and those who write them flock to Nacogdoches for this quirky weekend. Held Martin Luther King Weekend, the event has attracted New York Times bestselling authors and celebrated wordsmiths from across the country.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961


February

Nacogdoches Film Festival
Panel discussions, question and answer sessions with directors, and screenings of independent films make up the annual Nacogdoches Film Festival. A full lineup of events, a list of special guests, and ticket purchases are all available on the festival’s website.
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Nacogdoches Main Street Downtown Wine Swirl
Sample reds and whites from at least 15 Texas wineries, be entertained by street performers, and savor the delicious cuisine served by local and regional food trucks at this one-day festival.
Historic Downtown
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


March

Nacogdoches County Championship Rodeo
If you’re looking for a cattle ropin’, mutton bustin’ good time, don’t miss the Nacogdoches County Championship Rodeo. Admire the best riders and ropers as they strut their stuff in the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association-sanctioned event and enjoy all the live music and delicious food.
3805 NW Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75964


April

Texas National Art Exhibition
Marvel at the works of up-and-coming artists in this annual, one-day juried art show held at The Cole Art Center on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
329 East Main Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Oldest Town in Texas Motorcycle Rally
A custom bike show, a stunt exhibition, tons of live music, scenic rides, and one of the biggest and baddest barbecue cook-offs in Texas make up this annual motorcycle rally in Nacogdoches. 
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Red Dirt Mud Run
Get ready to get muddy at Nacogdoches’ very own mud run! Run through open fields and along wooded trails as you conquer more than 20 obstacles. Assemble your team and show East Texas how tough you are.
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


April & November

Vintage Market Days
Unearth all sorts of treasures when you visit the upscale vintage-inspired market in Nacogdoches. Keep a keen eye out and you may find original art, antiques, home décor, tasty treats, and many other things that you can’t leave without. Held in April and November at the Nacogdoches Expo Center.
3805 NW Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75964


May & September

Sandyland Bluegrass Reunion
On the second weekend in May and the third weekend in September, the sounds of traditional bluegrass and gospel music fill the air at the Barret Farm and Campgrounds.


May

Multicultural Festival
Savor authentic foods from around the world, check out the arts and crafts vendors, and outbid the competition for something unique at the silent auction at this annual two-day festival.
2508 Appleby Sand Road
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


June

Texas Blueberry Festival
Experience the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas right here in Nacogdoches! Featuring live music across multiple stages, a pet parade, a car show, and plenty of great food (plus the chance to pick your own blueberries), this family-friendly festival has something for everyone.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


July

Freedom Fest
Delicious food, a breathtaking fireworks show, and everything red, white, and blue make up Freedom Fest in Nacogdoches.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


August

The Great Texas Mud Race
Mud and drag racing go hand in hand during this annual event at the Nacogdoches Expo Fairgrounds.
3805 NW Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75964


October

Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing
On Halloween night, the ghosts of Millard’s Crossing come to life to tell their stories and hand out candy to any and all who stay to hear their tales. Along with the friendly phantoms, this event features old-fashioned kids’ games and haunted hay rides.
6020 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


November

East Texas Half Marathon
Set a personal record in the 13.1-mile, 10K or 5K races of the East Texas Half Marathon. Run Nacogdoches’ historic streets and beautiful scenery until you cross the finish line, where you’ll receive a finisher’s medal and enjoy food and music at the post-race party.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Holiday in the Pines
Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas present and savor the festive atmosphere at Holiday in the Pines. Held at the Civic Center, this annual event brings together 60 specialty shops from across the country, with proceeds going toward Nacogdoches Junior Forum.
3805 NW Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


November - December

Nine Flags Festival & Lighted Christmas Parade
The Nine Flags Festival & Lighted Christmas Parade is an all-encompassing holiday festival that includes the East Texas Half Marathon, Holiday in the Pines, and the Wassail Fest.

This month-long period of revelry features a lighted Christmas parade through downtown Nacogdoches, a festive event for all ages.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


December

Old Fashioned Christmas at Millard’s Crossing
Throughout the holiday season, the historic village of Millard’s Crossing is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights, live music and theater, food and drink, and plenty of other merriment.
6020 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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Nacogdoches
200 E. Main St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
888-564-7351
www.visitnacogdoches.org/
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